Remove British Royal Family as Head of State

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Te Pāti Māori are calling for the House of Representatives to;

  1. Remove the British royal family as head of state; and

  2. Create a Te Tiriti Centric Aotearoa through constitutional transformation

 

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Remove British Royal Family as Head of State

"Kauaka rā Te Tiriti o Waitangi e ūhia ki te haki o Ingarangi engari me uhia ki te kahu Māori" Āperahama Taonui

Te Pāti Māori are calling for the House of Representatives to;

  1. Remove the British royal family as head of state; and

  2. Create a Te Tiriti Centric Aotearoa through constitutional transformation

The only way this nation can work is when Māori assert our rights to self-management, self-determination, and self-governance over all our domains. Our vision is for constitutional transformation that rebalances the scales of power in Aotearoa. That restores the tino rangatiratanga of Tangata Whenua in this country, and truly embodies that was envisaged by our tupuna in 1840.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the foundation of a living, evolving relationship between tangata whenua and the Crown. ‘Full and final’ settlements is not what Te Tiriti is about – Te Tiriti was signed before it was breached. Tangata whenua had tino rangatiratanga before the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you look at our founding covenant as a marriage between tangata whenua and the Crown, then Te Tiriti is the child of that marriage. It’s time Tangata Whenua to take full custody of Te Tiriti o Waitangi from the Crown.

This petition calls on the New Zealand Parliament remove the British Crown as our head of state, and move Aotearoa to a Te Tiriti o Waitangi based nation. Our Mana Motuhake policy is a revolutionary plan that sets out how this can be achieved. This includes:

-       Implementing all Matike Mai recommendations for constitutional transformation

-       Establishing a Māori Parliament

-       End ‘full and final’ the Treaty Settlements and return land to whānau, hapū and iwi.

This won’t mean the Crown is off the hook. If a couple gets divorced, you don’t lose responsibility for your child. This will be an opportunity to reimagine a more meaningful and fulfilling partnership, between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti. 

There is an new generation of Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti who recognise that being forced to work within the system does not suit our struggle for mana motuhake. It is time to dismantle this system so we can rebuild one that works for everybody.